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  • Ballot countdown: Election news and notes

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Snoop Dogg enters Colorado politics First Wyclef Jean cut a single with gubernatorial independent candidate Mike Dunafon. Now the mayor of Glendale has the backing of Snoop Dogg, and all three released a remix of the political song "The Trap." In the song, Snoop Dogg says, "Vote Mike...

  • Udall calls for flight ban on Ebola patients

    The Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    DENVER — Sen Mark Udall on Saturday called for a flight ban on all people being monitored by exposure to the Ebola virus. But he continued to resist calls for an end to all travel from the three West African countries where the outbreak started. Udall, a Democrat, is locked in a...

  • Eager beavers in El Paso County get a jump on ballot submissions

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Close to 13,000 voters in El Paso County are apparently eager to make their voice heard, and already turned in their ballots just days after receiving them. Registered Republicans submitted more than 7,000 ballots, compared with about 2,800 for registered Democrats and about 2,700...

  • Widely watched U.S. Senate race offers distinct choices for Colorado voters

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The nation's eyes are on Colorado. If voters pick the younger rising GOP star from the eastern plains over the stalwart mountain-man Democratic incumbent, Republicans have a good shot at taking over the U.S. Senate for 2015. The race between U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, and Sen....

  • Fearing ebola, Pentagon does partial shutdown after visitor falls ill

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Pentagon police shut down a building entrance and a portion of the south parking lot Friday because a woman was sick and told emergency personnel she had recently been to West Africa, officials said. Arlington County, Virginia, where the Pentagon is located, responded...

  • Ballot errors in two Colorado counties

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    DENVER — Some Palisade residents have received the wrong ballots, and the Fremont County Clerk's Office says some of their ballots do not have a tax measure for the Fremont County Fire Protection District. A problem was discovered when a Palisade voter noticed that two ballot...

  • Rep. Doug Lamborn's refusal to debate has Halter talking to chickens

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Three grown men dressed in chicken suits to make a statement about U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn's refusal to debate closed their mock candidate forum Thursday with the Chicken Dance and a simple "thank you." The chickens are members of the newly formed campaign committee Colorado Springs...

  • Rep. Doug Lamborn calls for ebola travel ban

    By staff and wire reports -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs joined Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill in calling for a travel ban for people from West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak. Lamborn on Thursday morning asked that all travel visas be pulled for people who have been in West...

  • Colorado Secretary of State candidates focused on voting rights

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Democrat Joe Neguse and Republican Wayne Williams give almost identical answers when asked why they're running for Colorado secretary of state: Both use the word "sacred" when talking about the right to vote and say they want to protect and enhance the state's electoral process. How...

  • Stormwater panelists find something to agree on

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    The four panelists at a stormwater discussion Thursday night seemed to disagree on everything related to the ballot measure. There were questions raised about how money would be allocated to municipalities and organizations in the agreement, the potential projects that could be...

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